The Critics Rave about On the Town!
In the New York Times: “…one of those rare revivals that remind us what a hit show from long ago was originally all about…But this enchanted vision of a city that was — and of course never was — is worth catching before it evaporates.” Read the full New York Times rave review now.
In The Wall Street Journal: “The members of his youthful cast…collectively slam it out of the park.” Read the full Wall Street Journal review now.
“Sassy, sexy, energetic and fun — it’s a hell of a musical…Joshua Bergasse’s choreography filled the stage with joyous movement and vitality…” -Albany Times Union
“Tuneful musicals have long been one of the hallmarks of Barrington Stage Company, and this glorious On the Town is their most successful production to date…the amazing choreography … is breathtaking to see…the audience roared with delight…this is a totally Broadway-ready musical…” -BroadwayWorld
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Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Based on an idea by Jerome Robbins
Music Direction by Darren R. Cohen
Choreography by Emmy-winner (TV’s “Smash”) Joshua Bergasse (BSC’s Guys and Dolls, West Side Story)
Directed by Tony-winner (Urinetown) John Rando (BSC’s Guys and Dolls)
The cast featured Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, A Chorus Line) as Gabey; Deanna Doyle (Encores! On Your Toes) as Ivy Smith; Elizabeth Stanley (Million Dollar Quartet, Encores! Merrily We Roll Along) as Claire; Clyde Alves (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes) as Ozzie; Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hands on a Hard Body, Working) as Chip; Alysha Umphress (American Idiot, On A Clear Day…) as Hildy; Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel (Urinetown, Hello, Dolly!at Ford’s Theatre) as Madame Dilly, Tony Award-winner Michael Rupert (Sweet Charity,Falsettos, Legally Blonde) as Judge Pitkin, and an ensemble of 17.
The design team included Beowulf Boritt (sets), Jennifer Caprio (costumes), Jason Lyons(lighting), Ed Chapman (sound). Renee Lutz was production stage manager.